Monday, March 11, 2013

PASSING TIME Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Blurb
Nine dark fiction stories that may just give you nightmares.

A man lives to regret Passing Time. A father will do anything to save his son in Expiration Date. An author finds out her worst nightmare is back in The Devil’s Song. A woman gets more than the claim fee when she takes out vampire insurance in Luna Black.

In Dining in Hell, the Death Valley Diner becomes the wrong place to stop.

A serial killer wants to add another file to his collection in The Vegas Screamer. In Eating Mr. Bone, an undertaker could meet an unfortunate end. A con man meets his first ghost in Land of the Free. And will truth finally be set free in The Letter?

Excerpt from Luna Black
I can remember the conversation we had word for word.
“Wow. Tessa Darksky. You’re quite the hot Goth today,” he told me as I placed the red berry smoothie on the table and took a seat. Café Nervosa was located in a converted church and the old pews provided a cost-effective solution for seating. They seemed rather inappropriate for our meeting.
“Thanks, Dead.”
Tessa Darksky was my vampire name–everyone in our circle of friends had them. Guy’s vampire name was Glory Bloodrayne, and Victory Dead’s real name was, well you can guess the first. It’s not hard.
 “So, I’m all aquiver,” Dead said. “Why are you here? Is there some dark twisted enterprise you need Dead’s help with? Or have you finally tired of Master Bloodrayne and want to try some fresh blood?”
Dead was his usual understated self. I’d always known he had a soft spot for me and I planned to use it to my advantage.
“I want to meet a vampire.”
Dead laughed. And then he laughed some more.
“I’m serious, Dead. There’s money in it for you if you can introduce me to one.”
“How much?”
Funny how the dollar sign gets people every time. I’d learnt as much from my time at the bank.
“A thousand dollars. Cash.”
He leaned in closer. “Does Guy know about this?”
“No. And he’s not going to.”
“Why?”
“I want to organise a surprise for him.”
Dead’s ochre eyes lit up–despite competing with heavy sky-black eyeliner. “For his birthday?”
“Yes.”
“Well, well. A surprise birthday party with an actual vampire as the surprise–you are a strange one. Give me a week, and I may just fulfil your wish.” He stood to leave and patted my hand for reassurance. “Don’t worry. Your secret is safe with me.”
Book Links: Amazon | Amazon.co.uk | Goodreads | Facebook
About The Author
A life-long addiction to reading science fiction and horror, meant writing was the logical outlet for Ellie Garratt’s passions. She is a reader, writer, blogger, Trekkie, and would happily die to be an extra in The Walking Dead. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online. Passing Time is her first eBook collection and contains nine previously published stories. Her science fiction collection Taking Time will be published later in the year.
Author Links: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter
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46 comments:

  1. Love the cover for this. I love to read to pass the time. Congrats to Ellie!

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  2. I love Horror, and all the loglines for the stories sound excellent. Good luck to Ellie, and thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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  3. Thank you, Sheri! It is an honour to be appearing on your blog today.

    Natalie - please do. I'm sure you'll enjoy the stories.

    Lexa - Thank you!

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    1. Ellie, it's my pleasure! I'm thrilled to have you here.

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    1. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

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  5. Ooooo. I can't read what will give me nightmares. But these sound superb for those who can!

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  6. Oh, wouldn't that be fun, to have a character named after me! Awesome contest :)

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  7. I absolutely LOVE the cover of Ellie's book. It looks very Cirque du soliel to me! And eeep! Scary stories... I bet it's awesome. Hey, fun contest, btw~ :D

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  8. Haunting cover! Makes you want to open the book.

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  9. I love passing time by writing. I'm an avid reader as well, but even if I just write something short and sweet it makes me feel productive. I also really love to bake. Give me flour and sugar and I'm good to go!

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    1. Ooh...baking, writing, reading.... Got to love them all!!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    2. I don't bake often, but I always enjoy it when I do - a relaxing way to pass time.

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  10. Congratulations, Ellie. I've seen you around today. :)

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  11. Woo hoo for Ellie! I can't wait to read her stories.

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  12. Ellie's collection sounds amazing - perfect for some dark reading.

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  13. Congrats for Ellie! That cover has the perfect foreboding feeling for those stories.

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    1. I completely agree! Ellie's done an awesome job, here.

      Thanks for stopping by to support her.

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    2. Thanks, Lydia. I thought so as well. My cover designer did an awesome job.

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  14. Sounds like an awesome collection. I love to be frightened.

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  15. Ellie's story descriptions are great. They remind me of Creepshow ones.

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    1. OMGosh! That is exactly what I thought. Creepshow was the bomb! Did you see the movie SK put together. It was years ago. All I can remember is that dude that lady kept hitting with her car. Haha...I know this sounds sick, but I couldn't stop laughing.

      Oh, and then there was Tales from the Crypt. Remember that one?

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    2. I'd forgotten about Creepshow! I loved the those creepy episodes. Thanks, Michael!

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  16. I love stories that could potentially give me nightmares. Horrorish short stories always seem to be more scary/creepy than novel length ones, too. The cover's gorgeous. I'll have to check this out soon!

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    1. Me, too. Plus, they get me thinking and churn my paranormal juices. LOL

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  17. Love this cover and horror. I'm so happy to have added this to my reading list.

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  18. That's such a beautiful cover. I enjoy collections of creepy fiction.

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  19. Scary, creepy short stories? I'm in. Thanks for sharing Sheri!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy. I hope you enjoy them. Muhahahaha.

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